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FotoFest 2016 Biennial

FotoFest 2016 Biennial

Meeting Place Reviewers

Maryann Camilleri

Founder, The Magenta Foundation

Director, Flash Forward Festival
Toronto, ON, Canada
Established in 2004, The Magenta Foundation is Canada’s pioneering non-profit, charitable arts publishing house. Magenta was created to organize promotional opportunities for artists, in an international context, through circulated exhibitions and publications. Through its diversity with book publishing, online content and Flash Forward Festival Boston, the foundation is embracing the ever-changing technology era, forging alliances with international galleries, curators and artists. Magenta’s latest diversification and growth will continue through Magenta POP Pittsburgh. These POP UP exhibitions will have a permanent gallery in Pittsburgh in 2016.Notable titles published by Magenta include Phantom Shanghai and Hanoi Calling by Greg Girard, The Station Point by Robert Bourdeau, The Dead by Jack Burman, Carte Blanche Volumes 1 & 2 and the Flash Forward Festival Catalogues 2004 to the present. Upcoming Titles Include Self & Others by Aline Smithson and The Watchers by Haley Morris- Cafiero.

Known and respected for her commitment to providing a platform for emerging talent, and to increasing the profile of under- documented established artists, MaryAnn Camilleri is sought out to provide advice and guidance to individuals, corporations and non-profit organizations. She is always looking for engaging projects that can translate well into an exhibition or a publication.

Ms. Camilleri is interested in seeing unique, well developed projects, from documentary to fine art photography, that provide fresh opportunities for exhibition or publication. Through recent festival program expansions, she is looking to showcase a diversity of talent from both young and established artists. Her diversity allows her to give solid advice on editing, presentation and marketing artists' work. Whether projects are appropriate for Magenta’s publishing mandate or not, Maryann is happy to offer advice and encouragement in proceeding with publishing projects in ways that will best suit an artist. One piece of friendly advice: she is not interested in reviewing artistic nudes, landscape or commercial stock photography.


Session Two
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